Our 2011-2012 Homeschool Curriculum

4-7-9 curriculum

Between music camp, a writing workshop in Kansas, and a dozen other activities, I've been trying to finalize our homeschool curriculum plan for this upcoming school year. And I'm elated to say the plan is finally done, and nearly all the curriculum has been ordered.

Here's our homeschool curriculum plan for the upcoming year. And as usual, it's subject to change.

NOTE: I've updated this post with what we actually ended up using this year. The changes are noted below.

Joely, 4th grade girl

Jerah, 7th grade girl

Jaden, 9th grade boy

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  1. Karen says

    Hi Joy – I love your site! You have done a lot of work and I appreciate your sharing. Thank you!

    My son is going into 8th grade and showing interest in graphic art (like his dad). Computers are not my thing. My husband doesn't have the time. Can you give me any recommendations? I've looked at what you are using with your kids but I don't know where to begin. He has no fear when I comes to computers. He wants a Mac Book pro and he's saving for that but we currently have a PC. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Happy homeschooling!


    Joy Reply:

    By graphic art, what do you mean? Graphic design? Web design?


  2. Karen says

    Web design. I am clueless in this area. He doesn't have a lot of computer background so I would like him to get the basics, too.


  3. TN Lizzie says

    Hi! My girls brought me here from OYAN.

    Do you know about this free gift from Carnegie Mellon University: http://www.alice.org/
    "Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a teaching tool for introductory computing. It uses 3D graphics and a drag-and-drop interface to facilitate a more engaging, less frustrating first programming experience. "



  4. Robyn Jarrell says

    THANK YOU so much for this site. I feel as though I can take a breath now. I appreciate your dedication to the site. It's inspiring.


  5. Karen says

    Hi Joy, My son is one grade behind yours. This year we have used America the Beautiful by Notgrass for history and love it. How did you decide on Exploring Government for Jaden for ninth grade? I was looking at World History but I see you have that in 11th grade. Also, Exploring Creation with Biology, is that something they can do on their own or do you recommend a class-like setting? Just curious and would love some input. Thanks! :o)


  6. Sara says

    Thank you for posting a free downloadable gradebook. I love it!!! This is my first year homeschooling one of my kids, my youngest. She was attending a private school as well as my oldest. It is a wonderful fit for him but she was not getting what she needed. She has been homeschooling for the past two weeks and she is doing wonderful and she loves it.
    Thanks again for the gradebook. It is awesome!!!


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